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The Verizon Foudnation has partnered with the Technology Student Association for the Innovative App Challenge, asking middle and high school students a chance to develop a mobile app.

The app design competition aims to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math subjects as well as to solve real-world problems in their communities or schools.

Students have a chance to win tablets from Samsung Telecommunications America, cash grants for their schools of as much as $20,000 and the opportunity to work with app development experts.

Verizon plans to help winning teams get their apps in the Google Play store.

The first-ever Innovative App Challenge was launched last year, and more than 1,000 schools from every state and Washington, D.C. registered for the competition with 471 teams submitting app concepts.

"We created the Verizon Innovative App Challenge to encourage students to collaborate, get creative and use their STEM knowledge to come up with powerful answers to local, everyday problems," Justina Nixon-Saintil, director of education and technology programs for the Verizon Foundation, said in a news release. "The inaugural challenge provided all that and more, as we saw some amazing app concepts and heard inspirational stories from students and teachers."

Submissions will be accepted through Dec. 3. For details and to make submissions, visit www.verizonfoundation.org/appchallenge.